A Dodge Viper is one of those cars that demands attention, even when it's sitting still. Its squat stance, broad fenders, huge tires and short rear deck scream that this is a machine built solely for speed.
More so than the Viper's chief
American competitor, Chevrolet's Corvette, which, though a speed demon in its own right, feels like a civilized sedan when compared to the Viper.
It has been six years Chrysler Corp. made the former show car Viper available to mortals with deep
bank accounts. List prices started at $52,000, but escalated quickly.
It was awesome then -- a two-seat roadster with an 8-liter V-10 engine that produced 400 horsepower.
There were almost no concessions to everyday convenience... Read More